How do so many dermatology practices grow while keeping their team numbers steady, maximizing their marketing dollars and stewarding their operational budgets? Often, the answer is that they've partnered with a practice management company.
If you've considered doing the same, you'll want to make the right choice the first time around. Below are some tips on how to choose a practice management partner that will meet your needs today and in the future.
1. Insist on a Partner That Gives You 100% Clinical Control
It's no secret that one of the biggest barriers to working with a practice management company for dermatologists is the fear of losing clinical autonomy. Ideally, you want to work with a practice management company that allows you to decide how to care for your patients. After all, patient care should always be your number one priority. Only you know your patients and what's best for each one.
2. Find a Partner That Allows You to Keep Your Brand Reputation
Have you spent your career building a legacy? Maybe you have a well-known brand name and logo. There's no reason to give up all the time and effort you've put into making your dermatology practice a household name.
When choosing a practice management company, seek out contenders that don't want to alter your image. That way, your patients won't be confused — they'll be happy to continue receiving the quality care and commitment they associate with your corporate name.
3. Ask About a Potential Practice Management Partner's Training Protocol
It's a relief to work with a practice management company that provides you with all the information you need. Be sure to get an in-depth understanding of how training takes place.
There's no right or wrong way to train your team to make the most out of your partnership. However, one type of training may better suit your practice than another.
4. Collaborate With a Partner That Has Credibility and References
Every practice management partner has a start-up phase. Nevertheless, you probably want one that's been around for a while.
Be sure to ask about other clients of any practice management company you investigate. Calling references can be one of the most valuable actions you take before signing on with any partner.
Contact DermCare Management Today
Ready to begin exploring practice management relationships? Call DermCare Management at 844.633.9358 or fill out a form online to get started with these benefits and more. With the right partner, you can monetize your practice and continue serving your patients.